Classic Everest Base Camp Trek
Trip Name: Classic Everest Base Camp Trek
Trip Cost: $1600
Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking
Trip duration: 17 Days
Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan/Tea house/Lodge during trek
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/All meals during trek
Mode of Transfer: Plane/Bus
Maximum Altitude: 5545m
Group size: 1-12 people
Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December
Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
- Detailed Itinerary
- Cost Info
- Check list
- Altitude Map
Everest Base camp trek is one of the challenging and exciting trekking destinations in the world. This trekking route takes you to the foothill of world's highest peak Mt. Everest (8,848 m.). This route is a best way to explore the beauty of Himalaya for adventure lovers. This trek offers the most magnificent view of high mountains like Mt. Lhotse(8,516 M, 27,940 ft), Mt. Nuptse(7,861 m, 25,791 ft), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m, 26,906 ft), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m, 27,766 ft) and Ama Dablam(6,812 m, 22,349 ft). Classic Everest base camp trail offers you the incredible experience of trekking through lush forest covered with colorful rhododendron, scenes of glacier moraines, endangered and rare species of birds and animals, Sherpa villages, their unique culture, ancient monasteries and many more. During this trekking get delighted by the warm welcome and hospitality of the Sherpa people, the Himalayan dwellers and their fascinating culture.
Every season is not perfect for trekking to Everest base camp. Spring and autumn are the best season for this amazing trek. If you want to see the mountain with full of snow and rhododendron bloom, spring season will be perfect season for Everest base camp trek. During the autumn season we can get the crystal clear view of mountain and one of the best season for trekking in Himalaya region. March to May and September to December is considered as the best season for Everest base camp trekking. This trek is a tea house trek where you will spend nights in lodge and tea house except in Everest base camp where you will stay in the camps.
Everest Base camp trekking takes you to an altitude of (5,545 m.) at Kalapatthar. From Kalapatthar you can observe phenomenal sunrise view over Mt. Everest and other mountains. This trek starts after you take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. En route you will pass through the Sherpa villages such as Phakding, Khumjung, Namchebazar and forest of pine, hemlock, fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron bush. In Namchebazar you will get to visit colorful markets and Tengboche monastery in route. From Namchebazar you will pass several villages of high altitude to visit Everest base camp, hiking to the Kalapatthar is bonus of Classic Everest base camp trek. Next, we trek back through classic trail of Everest base camp and fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1400 m) Arrival Day
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2640 m) - 3 hours
Day 04: Trek Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m) - 6 hour
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche
Day 06: Trek Namche to Tangboche (3860 m) - 5 hours
Day 07: Trek Tangboche to Dingboche (4410 m) - 5 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Dingboche
Day 09: Trek Dingboche to Lobuje (4930 m) - 5 hours
Day 10: Trek Lobuje to Gorak Shep (5180 m) - 3 hours
Day 11: Trek to Everest Base Camp (5363 m) and back to Gorakshep - 5 hours
Day 12: Trek Kalapatthar (5545 m) to Pangboche (3990 m) back -7 hours
Day 13: Trek Pangboche to Namche Bazar (3440 m) - 5 hours
Day 14: Trek Namche Bazar to Phakding (2640 m) - 4 hours
Day 15: Trek Phakding to Lukla (2850 m) - 3 hours
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure Day
When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is concerned part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food,Chinese food and different international cuisines. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater more trekkers before they run off the stock. It is very hard and takes a week or more for caravan and porters to bring the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will be arranged in the same lodge/Tea house.
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottled water and mineral water in additional cost. It will be better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.
We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodges are fairly basic, some tea houses you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spared with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture. There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charging camera, mobile phones and other small appliances.
Things to take:
This is very active trip, we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter who will carry maximum 30 kg which means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry maximum 30 kg of your stuff. Porters will carry your necessary stuff in a duffel bag.
Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.
Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we should have good health, average physical fitness, passion, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa Treks before booking the trip.
Suitable Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but temperatures could be harsher for most trekkers.
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us.
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.
Note: We can customize trip as possible as client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you to Himalayan region according to the itinerary.
Day 01: First we
warmly welcome you in Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Upon your arrival we assist you from the Tribhuwan International Airport to a luxurious hotel. After getting rest and refreshed you can visit colorful handicraft market of Thamel and you rest overnight.
Day 02: Visit
the world heritage sites and sightseeing places.
Today we provide you a license holder guide, make you tour over Kathmandu Valley to visit the world heritage sites like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Kathmandu Darbar square, Patan Darbar square, Bhaktapur Darbar square, Hindus' most religious place Pashupatinath and other sightseeing places. Prepare for tomorrow and rest overnight.
Day 03: Today
early in the morning we fly from Kathmandu (1,400 m)
to Lukla (2,850 m).
We are sure that you will experience the most beautiful air route, in the exciting mountain flight you can see 18 different mountains and 4 of them are (8,000 m) above, After dramatic landing from the surrounded mountains to the Lukla airport we start our trekking for 3 hours all the way to Phakding through Lukla village. Overnight at Phakding (2,640 m).
Day 04: Today
we trek for 6 hours Phakding (2,640 m) to Namche Bazar (3,440
Before we start our trekking there will be short brief about the route, climate, cultural variation and safety. On the way you will experience the beautiful views of rhododendron flower, rhododendron bush, suspension( hanging ) bridge of the Dudh Koshi (milk river), hilarious mountain views and so on. From Phakding to Namche Bazar (3,440 m) At end of Phakding village there is a hanging bridge over the Dudh Koshi(milk river). After 2 hours walk we will reach Monjo, and pass through Sagarmatha (Everest) national park and we reach Jorsole.This will be our last resting point before we climb up to Namche bazar. Stay overnight.
Day 05: Acclimatization
day in Namche Bazar (3,440 m).
It is a scheduled day for acclimatization. On this day we should active instead of lazy. In Namchebazar there are restaurants, colorful local market, view point, cyber cafes and every Friday evening and Saturday morning you can visit Sagarmatha (Everest) national park museum where you can observe or research about animals and plants of Everest region. You can go culture trip to traditional Sherpa village, Khumjung with a view of Thamserku(6623 m) , Ama Dablam (6812 m), Mt Everest (8848 m) and many more. Rest overnight in Namchebazar
Day 06: Today
early in the morning we trek for 5 hours from Namche Bazar (3,440
m) to Tengboche (3,860 m).
Before we start our trek there will be short brief about the route, altitude and safety. On the way to Tengboche you can see musk deer ( a type of deer that you can see only in high altitude), colorful Danphe ( the national bird of Nepal). After crossing air suspension ( hanging) bridge over the Dudh Koshi we climb steps through pine and juniper forests. After 2 hours walk we will be at Tengboche. There is Tengboche gumba ( monastery) and we can see Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt Everest (8,848 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m) other many more peaks. On October/November's full moon we can see mask dance and Tibetan opera in monastery yard in Mani Rimdu festival . Rest overnight.
Day 07: Today
we trek for 5 hours from Tengboche (3,860 m) to Dingboche (4,410
Before we start trekking there will be short brief about further way and altitude. When we leave Tengboche village there comes a suspension (hanging ) bridge over the Imjha river.As we cross the bridge, we can see Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt Everest (8,848 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m) and beautiful mountains of Everest region. After pristine views of Himalayas, Pangboche monastery the trek moves towards Imjha valley, Lobuche and begins to climb towards Dingboche. In Dingboche we can see stone wall to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold, wind and grazing animals. Rest overnight.
Day 08: It
is another scheduled acclimatization day in Dingboche (4,410 m).
If we continue to climb you may face health problems due to the high altitude. Dingboche is the perfect place for acclimatization for those who are heading towards Mt Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse.On this day we take rest and explore the places and go for sightseeing.On this day we can hike Chukkung valley for the great views of Mt Everest (8,848 m), Makalu (8,481 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Nagurjun hill or we can walk 4/5 hours from Dingboche village to Nangkartshing hill (5090 m) to warm up and make our body fit. Rest overnight.
Day 09: Today
early in the morning we leave Dingboche and trek for 4-5 hours all the way to
Lobuche (4,930 m).
After breakfast there will be a short brief about further way and altitude, and then our trail begins towards Lobuche. On the ridge way we can see towering views of Tawache and Cholatse. Crossing a wooden bridge we continue our trail towards Dhukla (4,620 m) through yak grazing pastures. After that we slowly start climbing steps to grave terminal of Khumbu , where we can see memorial graves moraine of Scott Fisher, other climbers and Sherpas who died in 1996 Everest disaster in Khumbu glacier, from this place we can see beautiful views of Lingtren (6,697 m), Pumori (7,145 m), Khumbutse (6,623 m) and Mahalangur mountain. We can't see Mt Everest because Everest is hidden behind Lhotse and Nuptse. After one hour upstream walk, we will reach Lobuche (4,930 m). Rest overnight.
Day 10: Today
we trek for 3 hours from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,180 m).
Before we start trekking there will be a short brief about further way and altitude. Today our trail continues through windy and rocky path to Gorakshep. We continue our journey to Everest along Mahalangur, Khumbutse , Pumori and many more . Rest overnight.
Day 11: Today
early in the morning we trek for 5 hours all the way to Everest Base Camp (5,363
Before we start trekking there will be a short brief about further way and altitude by your tour leader. After taking lunch we will be ready to visit the world's highest Everest base camp. We can see beautiful views of Khumbu ice fall and colorful camp site in the expedition season.
Day 12: Today
we go for short Hike to Kalapatthar (5,545 m) and back to Pangboche (3,990
We can see beautiful sunrise view from Kalapatthar as well as hilarious views of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Pumori, Mt Lingtren, Mt Khumbutse, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt Changtse, Mt Nuptse and other many more. After short hiking trek back for 6-7 hours all the way down to Pangboche (3990 m). Rest overnight.
Day 13: Today
we trek for 5 hours from Pangboche all the way to Namche Bazar (3,440 m).
Pangboche is the highest Sherpa settlement and Pangboche monastery is one of the oldest monasteries which was built in sixteenth century. After breakfast we continue our trail over the Imjha khola, along the hill side down to Namche bazar. On the way we can see musk deer, colorful bird Danphe, Himalayan Thar, beautiful landscape, mountains and typical culture of Sherpas and we reach Namche bazar. Rest overnight.
Day 14: Today
we trek for 4 hours from Namche Bazar to Phakding (2,640 m).
Today we follow wider round aside to Namche bazar, down through the edge of the Dudh Koshi, Everest National park and descend to green valley of Phakding. Rest overnight.
Day 15: Today
we trek for 3 hours all the way to Lukla (2,850 m).
After exploring the natural beauty of Phakding we continue our trail to Lukla. In Lukla tonight is your last night in Everest region with your local crew. You can enjoy your last night with your crew in Lukla. Rest overnight.
Day 16: Today
after having lunch we fly back to Kathmandu.
Carrying lots of beautiful, adventurous and exciting memories of Everest region we fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at the airport you will be received and transfered to hotel. Next, we will arrange farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show. Rest overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Final
departure to your destination.
Today Yarsa Treks assists you to the International Airport before 3 hours for your safe departure from Nepal. There will be a small farewell program before your departure.
Service included in cost
- Airport pick up and drop off service by private car/jeep, we will be there in airport to welcome you.
- Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
- Tea house accomodation/lodge during trekking
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner (3 meals) per day during your trekking
- Sightseeing by English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu
- Entry fees for sightseeing places in Kathmandu, including 4 UNESCO world heritage site
- Flight tickets for Kathmandu - Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu sector( weight llimit: 5 kg hand bag and 10 kg baggage per passenger)
- An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
- Necessary trekking porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- National park entry permit and TIMS card
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
Service excluded in cost
- Visa fee for Nepal entry
- Tickets for international flight
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Your Travel and rescue insurance
- Your Personal expenses such as telephone calls, laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
- Tips for guides and porters
- Anything other not mention in cost include section
This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags. These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.
1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks
1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
4. Head torch
Upper Body Wear:
1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket
Lower Body Wear:
1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers
2. Light weight fleece gloves
1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots
1. Sleeping bag
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.
1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription
1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash
1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product
1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.
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